THE TRANSPARENCY OF RANDOMNESS

Interactive Installation by Mathias Gartner & Vera Tolazzi
@Ars Electronica Festival 2020, In Kepler's Garden

 

"The Transparency of Randomness" gives insight into the world of randomness. In this interactive installation, visitors can directly experience the significance of the complex interplay of randomness and stochastics in current mathematical and physical research. 

27 transparent boxes, floating in space, continuously generate random numbers by using the well-known medium of the dice. The process of random number generation is influenced by the complexity of nature and its structures, using a variety of natural materials. The ensemble of all generated random numbers forms the basis of a real-time calculation and comprehensibly demonstrates the impressive role in scientific research.

Immerse yourself into the world of randomness and become an active part of the installation with your self-generated random number.

MAKING OF

Aufbau der Ausstellung im LIT Open Innovation Center.

Herstellung von 27 Rampen für die Würfelboxen, die jeweils mit unterschiedlichen Naturmaterialien von Islandmoos, Palmenblätter, Lavendel bis zum Japanischen Schlitzahorn bestückt sind.

Das Würfelbauen beginnt! 108 Schrittmotoren sind in der Installation verbaut, die den Spielwürfel mit Hilfe von Schnüren und einem permanenten Elektormagneten transportieren.

© Vera Tolazzi 2020